Young Glory chasing Championship in Adelaide


Perth Glory Youth will travel to Adelaide this weekend, with the aim of keeping their historic first Foxtel National Youth League title hopes alive.

The young guns currently sit second on the F-N-Y-L table (31 points) trailing Melbourne City on goal difference, after they drew 2-2 in a top of the table clash last weekend.

Glory was trailing 2-0 before the young guns showed grit and determination to equalise.

Youth Head Coach, John Gibson, said given the circumstances, a point was a great result.

“We were pretty happy to come out of it with a result in the end. Obviously going 2-0 down wasn’t all that cool, but credit to the boys, I think in the last four or five games we’ve come from behind to either get a positive result or a draw.”

Last time Glory played Adelaide was in December, and Perth was held to a 0-0 draw at home, but Gibson, was happy with his side’s form heading into the second last round of the season.

 “I expect more of the same from us, obviously being more ruthless in the front third, and execution and delivery, but also defend well which we’ve done well all year.”

“There’ve been consistent performances from everybody; you can’t single out any one. The whole groups been amazing, even the boys that have dropped down from the first team.”

With Glory needing other results to go their way over the final two rounds, Gibson refused to focus on anything but his team claiming maximum points.

“For us it’s about positive performances over the next two games. We’re not concerned about the other games.”

Glory Youth will be without Mitchell Oxborrow who was sent off in last week’s clash.

It’s set to be a heated battle in more ways than one with the mercury expected to be hovering around 32 degrees in Adelaide at kick off (8.30am WST) on Sunday.

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